We found 26 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept United Healthcare Gold HMO near Port Charlotte, FL.

Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
2327 Aaron Street
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Kartis' specialties are cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Dr. Kartis accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at New York Hospital Queens and Tufts Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $2,045
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,376
Dr. Ronald Meyer Constine, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2500 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Ronald Constine works as an orthopedist. His areas of clinical interest consist of knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and shoulder problems. His professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. Dr. Constine attended Stanford University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Hip Problems

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2500 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Schroering's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After attending the University of Louisville School of Medicine, Dr. Schroering completed his residency training at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Schroering include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and hand problems. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Schroering is professionally affiliated with Associates in Orthopedics, Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4130 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Louis Rosenfield is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology, pediatric cardiology, and interventional cardiology. Dr. Rosenfield (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Danish. Dr. Rosenfield's professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. He attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at George Washington University Medical Center and Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Rosenfield has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received the following distinction: Distinction, George Washington Univ.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 20
  • Charge (avg.): $936
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $517

Specializes in Urology
3410 Tamiami Trail; Suite 4
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Marc Melser is an urologist in Port Charlotte, FL and Punta Gorda, FL. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital. Patients gave Dr. Melser an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Melser accepts.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 27
  • Charge (avg.): $2,756
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $851

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Florida Hand Center - Port Charlotte - Port Charlotte; 18344 Murdock Circle
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Helgemo, who practices in Port Charlotte, FL and Punta Gorda, FL, is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. He attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Helgemo's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 189
  • Charge (avg.): $1,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $501

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2500 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Robert Stchur's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Port Charlotte, FL and Punta Gorda, FL. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Stchur's education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 407
  • Charge (avg.): $317 - $1,213
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $183 - $1,111

Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
2500 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Jason Reiss specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Reiss attended the University of Central Florida College of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement Arthroplasty

Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
2500 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Laura Gruneiro is a general surgeon and vascular surgeon in Port Charlotte, FL. She is affiliated with Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. She graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Gruneiro's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Gruneiro's office for an appointment.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 63
  • Charge (avg.): $1,090 - $1,310
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $736 - $842

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
3340 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. David Hotchkiss works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Port Charlotte, FL and Punta Gorda, FL. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. He obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Dr. Hotchkiss's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $592
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $557

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Davis Orthopedic Center - Port Charlotte; 1951-b Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Mark Davis practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University, Dr. Davis attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 21
  • Charge (avg.): $2,282
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $569

Specializes in Neurosurgery
2500 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Muhammed Memon is a specialist in neurosurgery. He works in Port Charlotte, FL and Punta Gorda, FL. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. Dr. Memon attended Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Booth Memorial Hospital, a hospital affiliated with the University of Saskatchewan, and a hospital affiliated with Dalhousie University. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $925
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $521

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2500 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Sidney Peykar is an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. Dr. Peykar's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 111
  • Charge (avg.): $1,130 - $2,448
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $289 - $825

Specializes in General Surgery
2500 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Alejandro Gruneiro's specialty is general surgery. Dr. Gruneiro honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 26
  • Charge (avg.): $1,200
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $627

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4161 Tamiami Trail; Unit 101
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. David Kaler is a Port Charlotte, FL physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Kaler graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $2,260
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,130

Specializes in Urology
2525 Harbor Boulevard; Suite 301
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Jens Carlsen's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). On average, patients gave Dr. Carlsen a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County and a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. His professional affiliations include Watson Clinic LLP and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 42
  • Charge (avg.): $747 - $4,875
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $264 - $1,826

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What is Minimally Invasive Surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery is surgery performed using tiny tools and several small incisions instead of one large one. First performed in the 1980s, minimally invasive surgery has now become commonly used for all kinds of procedures because it offers so many benefits over traditional surgery.

Since minimally invasive surgery minimizes the amount of injury that a patient experiences by avoiding a large incision, it typically results in fewer issues after surgery. There tend to be fewer stitches needed, less scarring, less pain, a faster recovery time, and a lower risk of infection. Some minimally invasive procedures even require less anesthesia than usual.

There are three main types of minimally invasive surgery:
  • Laparoscopic surgery, where several small incisions are made. A tiny camera is inserted into one, and the surgeon looks at the procedure on a video screen while moving tools through the other openings.
  • Endoscopic surgery, which is performed using an endoscope. An endoscope is a thin, hollow tube that contains a camera. It can be inserted either through a small incision or an existing opening such as the nose. Tiny tools can be passed through the tube to the area that needs to be worked on.
  • Robotic surgery, which uses tools that are even smaller and more precise than laparoscopic tools. The tools and camera are inserted through a small opening, and then the surgeon controls the robot from a computer in another room.

Minimally invasive surgery is not the right choice in every situation. However in many cases, it makes surgery less difficult to handle.
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